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Holiday at home or visit the neighbours? Intention to travel in Australia and New Zealand remains high amongst 18-35s

April 6, 2016 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Youth travel specialist, Contiki, has launched its 2016-17 Australia and New Zealand programmes, providing a comprehensive range of options for young travellers with these diverse destinations in their sights.

According to recent research conducted by Lonergan Research and commissioned by Contiki, intention to travel within Australia or New Zealand is high amongst the 18-35 year market. 74% indicated they plan to travel domestically in the next three to four years while, of the 88% young Australians who plan to take an overseas trip, a whopping 93% want to include a trans-Tasman trip on their itinerary.

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Katrina Barry, Managing Director, Contiki said “While research demonstrates that demand to travel in Australia and New Zealand is very strong amongst 18-35s, we at Contiki know that this market has become increasingly discerning with their travel choices. They want to feel like they’re getting the most out of their investment.

“Our new 2016-17 Australia and New Zealand programmes have both been designed with this in mind. Providing great value is integral to all trips with each packed full of memorable experiences plus the peace of mind that everything is taken care of. This year also sees a big focus on great accommodation, featuring a range of centrally located, three or four stars hotels as well as unique stays such as an outback cattle station or a Whitsundays private sailboat.

“Bringing all of this together is the best team in the business, whether it’s passionate Aussies bringing our local gems to life or dedicated Kiwis showing off their home soil.”

Expanding on the Australia collection, this year Contiki has introduced a brand new Melbourne trip, the four-day Melbourne Discoverywhich is priced from $739 per person, (twin share, land only). This city adventure showcases the very best of this cultural hub including amazing shopping, delicious food, incredible architecture and amazing street art.

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